National Survey of Family Growth

Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth - F Listing

 

Family planning services

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
Percentage of women 15-44 years of age who received at least one family planning or medical service from a medical care provider in the last 12 months 72.7% 70.0% 71.3% (0.73)

Sources:

1Advance Data No. 350, Table 17 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.1 MB]

2NHSR No. 68, Table 1 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 288 KB]
3 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Leading family planning services received in the last 12 months among women 15-44 years of age

20021-2 2006-20103 2011-20154
Pap smear 64.4% 60.4% 56.1% (0.81)
Pelvic exam 59.7% 55.2% 55.4% (0.81)
Birth control method 33.9% 33.4% 33.0% (0.76)
Birth control check-up or test 23.6% 22.3% 25.0% (0.63)
Birth control counseling 18.6% 16.7% 18.8% (0.66)
Pregnancy test 19.7% 18.6% 21.6% (0.63)

Sources:

1 Advance Data, No. 350, Table 15 and 16 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.1 MB]

2 Series 23, No. 25, Table 87 and 88 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4.7 MB]

3NHSR No. 68, Table 1 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 288 KB]
4Special tabulation by NCHS

 

Fathers/Fatherhood

 

Fatherhood – See also Births

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
Percentage of men 40-44 years of age with biological children 77.6% 76.4% 80.4% (1.48)

Sources:

1 Series 23, No. 26, Table 1 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]

2 NHSR No. 51, Table 1 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 543 KB]

3 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
Percentage of men 15-44 who have ever fathered a biological child during their teen years (before 20 years of age) 15.3% 14.6% 13.8% (0.87)

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 5 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]

2NHSR No. 51, Table 7 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 543 KB]

3 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

 

Father involvement

 

Percentage of fathers 15-44 years of age who reported doing the specified activities several times a week or more in the last 4 weeks with their children:

Children under age 5 Resident fathers Nonresident fathers
20021 2006-20102 20021 2006-20102
Fed and ate meals with them 95.3% 95.9% 27.2% 30.0%
Bathed or dressed 82.4% 89.6% 26.0% 31.1%
Played with 97.7% 98.4% 34.0% 38.9%
Read to 56.3% 59.8% 17.1% 22.5%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Tables 67-70 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]

2NHSR No. 71, Tables 2-5 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 371 KB]

 

Children aged 5-18 Resident fathers Nonresident fathers
20021 2006-20102 20021 2006-20102
Helped with homework 57.5% 62.7% 8.2% 13.6%
Talked about day 87.2% 92.5% 26.4% 35.7%
Took to and from activities 53.7% 54.4% 6.9% 11.2%
Ate meals with 94.4% 92.9% 18.5% 16.0%

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Tables 71-74 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]

2NHSR No. 71, Tables 2-5 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 371 KB]

Note: We are not able to update these estimates because we no longer collect comparable data

 

 

Forced intercourse

        See also Wantedness of Sexual Intercourse

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20153
Percentage of women 18-44 years of age ever forced by a male to have sexual intercourse at some time in their lives 22.6% 20.3% 18.8% (0.53)

(Based on the question): “Have you ever been forced by a male to have vaginal intercourse against your will?”

Sources:

1 Series 23, No. 25, Table 37 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4.7 MB]

2 Special tabulation from NCHS

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
Percentage of men 18-44 years of age ever forced by a male or female to have sexual intercourse at some time in their lives 7.6% 6.4% 5.9% (0.36)

(Based on the two questions): “At any time in your life, have you ever been forced by a female to have vaginal intercourse against your will?” and “At any time in your life, have you ever been forced by a male to have oral or anal sex against your will?”

Sources:

1Series 23, No. 26, Table 17 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]

2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
Percentage of men 18-44 years of age ever forced to have sex by another male at some time in their lives 2.0%  1.6% 1.6% (0.20)

(Based on the question): “At any time in your life, have you ever been forced by a male to have oral or anal sex against your will?”

Sources:
1Series 23, No. 26, Table 17Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]
2Special tabulation by NCHS

 

20021 2006-20102 2011-20152
Percentage of women 18-44 years of age who ever had sexual intercourse, whose first intercourse was not voluntary 8.3% 8.0% 6.4% (0.35)

(Based on the question): “Would you say that this first vaginal intercourse was voluntary or not voluntary, that is, did you choose to have sex of your own free will or not?”

Sources:

1 Series 23, No. 25, Table 36 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3.5 MB]
2 Special tabulation by NCHS

 

 

Page last reviewed: July 7, 2017